worth the ram upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phas3, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2008
    So I have the 2012 MBP 13", I plan on selling it when the retina version comes out hopefully sometime in september. I don't do any heavy editing on this laptop, its mostly using it to browse the web, play music and do homework.

    I was wondering if it is worth it to upgrade to 8gb of ram?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    To determine if you can benefit from more RAM, launch Activity Monitor and click the System Memory tab at the bottom to check your page outs. Page outs are cumulative since your last restart, so the best way to check is to restart your computer and track page outs under your normal workload (the apps, browser pages and documents you normally would have open). If your page outs are significant (say 1GB or more) under normal use, you may benefit from more RAM. If your page outs are zero or very low during normal use, you probably won't see any performance improvement from adding RAM.

    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor

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